The Complete Poems of Michelangelo

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There is no artist more celebrated than Michelangelo. Yet the magnificence of his achievements as a visual artist often overshadow his devotion to poetry. Michelangelo used poetry to express what was too personal to display in sculpture or painting. John Frederick Nims has brought the entire body of Michelangelo's verse, from the artist's ardent twenties to his anguished and turbulent eighties, to life in English in this unprecedented collection. The result is a tantalizing glimpse into a most fascinating mind.

"Wonderful. . . . Nims gives us Michelangelo whole: the polymorphous love sonneteer, the political allegorist, and the solitary singer of madrigals."—Kirkus Reviews

"A splendid, fresh and eloquent translation. . . . Nims, an eminent poet and among the best translators of our time, conveys the full meaning and message of Michelangelo's love sonnets and religious poems in fluently rhymed, metrical forms."—St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"The best so far. . . . Nims is best at capturing the sound and sense of Michelangelo's poetic vocabulary."—Choice

"Surely the most compelling translations of Michelangelo currently available in English."—Ronald L. Martinez, Washington Times
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John Frederick Nims (1913-1999) was the author of eight books of poetry, including Knowledge of the Evening, which was nominated for a National Book Award. Among his many translations is The Poems of Saint John of the Cross, also published by the University of Chicago Press.
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University of Chicago Press
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Published on
Mar 1, 2000
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Pages
208
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ISBN
9780226080468
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Language
English
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Genres
Literary Criticism / European / Italian
Poetry / European / General
Poetry / General
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CONTENTS:

The Highlights
YOUNG SICK BACCHUS
BOY WITH A BASKET OF FRUIT
CARDSHARPS
SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI IN ECSTASY
THE MUSICIANS
BACCHUS
SAINT CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA
JUDITH BEHEADING HOLOFERNES
NARCISSUS
CALLING OF SAINT MATTHEW
THE CRUCIFIXION OF SAINT PETER
THE CONVERSION OF SAINT PAUL ON THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS
THE SUPPER AT EMMAUS
AMOR VICTORIOUS
JOHN THE BAPTIST
ENTOMBMENT
DAVID WITH THE HEAD OF GOLIATH
THE MARTYRDOM OF SAINT URSULA

The Paintings
THE COMPLETE PAINTINGS
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PAINTINGS

The Biography
BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF CARAVAGGIO by Ralph N. James

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The ‘Divine’ sculptor, painter, architect, poet and engineer, Michelangelo Buonarroti exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art, producing masterpieces that rank among the most famous in existence. Delphi’s groundbreaking ‘Masters of Art Series’ presents the world’s first digital e-Art books, allowing digital readers to explore the works of the world’s greatest artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents the complete works of Michelangelo in all mediums, with concise introductions, hundreds of high quality images and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Includes reproductions of rare works
* The complete ceiling and wall frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, fully indexed
* Insightful introductions, giving valuable contextual information on all the paintings and sculptures
* Enlarged ‘Detail’ images, allowing you to explore Michelangelo’s celebrated works in detail, as featured in traditional art books
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CONTENTS:

The Paintings
THE TORMENT OF ST. ANTHONY
MADONNA AND CHILD WITH ST. JOHN AND ANGELS
THE ENTOMBMENT
DONI TONDO: THE HOLY FAMILY
THE BATTLE OF CASCINA
SISTINE CHAPEL CEILING
TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THE SISTINE CHAPEL CEILING ‘DETAIL’ IMAGES
THE LAST JUDGMENT
LEDA AND THE SWAN
THE CONVERSION OF SAUL
THE CRUCIFIXION OF ST. PETER

The Sculptures
MADONNA OF THE STAIRS
BATTLE OF THE CENTAURS
CRUCIFIXES
STATUES FOR THE ‘ARCA DI SAN DOMENICO’
BACCHUS
PIETÀ
DAVID
MADONNA OF BRUGES
PICCOLOMINI ALTARPIECE
TONDO PITTI
TADDEI TONDO
ST. MATTHEW
TOMB OF POPE JULIUS II
REBELLIOUS SLAVE
DYING SLAVE
OTHER SLAVE STATUES
THE GENIUS OF VICTORY
TOMB OF GIULIANO DE’ MEDICI
TOMB OF LORENZO DE’ MEDICI
APOLLO-DAVID
CROUCHING BOY
CRISTO DELLA MINERVA
BRUTUS
FLORENTINE PIETÀ
RONDANINI PIETÀ
ATTRIBUTED SCULPTURES

The Architecture
LIST OF ARCHITECTURAL WORKS

The Drawings
LIST OF DRAWINGS

The Poetry
ESSAY ON THE POETRY OF MICHELANGELO by Walter Pater
THE SONNETS OF MICHAELANGELO BUONARROTI

The Biographies
LIFE OF MICHELAGNOLO BUONARROTI by Giorgio Vasari
MICHELANGELO by Romain Rolland
THE LIFE OF MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI by John Addington Symonds

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